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15 things to do during NSW school holidays

From Alice and Wonderland at the Royal Botanic Gardens to programming and basketball camps to the Sydney Royal Easter Show, there are events for all ages during the school holidays.

1. Explore the harbor

On Saturday 8th April and Sunday 9th April from 10am to 4pm The Rocks and Darling Harbour will host a massive Easter Egg Hunt in the lanes and streets. At Barangaroo Reserve, an Aboriginal educator guides children from age 5 to her 12 in workshops aimed at learning about Australia’s endangered animals. They create their own Bilby Easter hats and participate in Easter egg hunts throughout the reserve. This is $16.95 per child from 10:30 a.m. to noon on weekdays from April 13 to he April 20. Back in Darling Harbour, Peppa Pig invites visitors on interactive adventures at Wild Her Life Sydney Zoo and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Visitors will meet underwater and furry friends and learn how to keep them safe. April 7-23, Darling Harbor and surroundings. darlingharbour.com; visitsealife.com/sydney; Wildlifesydney.com.au

2. Enjoy the show

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is back with everyone’s favorite events, rides and showbags. International daredevil Sam Powers puts on a nail-biting escapist show. In addition to the Thunder of a Thousand Hoofs, Drone Show, and Bluey’s Meet and Greet, there are regular dog shows, flowers, arts, crafts, and produce displays. It also hosts student workshops where school-aged children can learn about honey and chocolate making. , you can learn about the “egg journey”. 6-17 April, Sydney Royal Easter Show, Olympic Park. eastershow.com.au

3. Meet the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunnies have come to Luna Park and are looking forward to a weekend of fun and of course chocolate. Luna Bunny flies around Luna Park over the long weekend, offering visitors plenty of photo opportunities, handing out Darrell Lee Easter eggs, and flying Midway every hour from 11am to 2:30pm daily. will appear on the Sun and Moon stage for 30 minutes. Luna Park is open daily during school holidays, and visitors can purchase an unlimited ride pass to make Easter even better. April 7-9. lunaparksydney.com

4. Meeting friendly animals

Get up close and personal with animals from around the world at Taronga Zoo. The zoo’s immersive Australian Habitat, Nura Diya, opened this month and is home to a vast array of iconic Australian wildlife, allowing guests to immerse themselves in native Australian flora and fauna and deepen their relationship with Aboriginal and Aboriginal cultures. can understand. Country. See kangaroos, dingo cubs and koalas. Elsewhere, you can meet new arrivals at the zoo, including adorable Fercella pup Kobe and his eight Bolivian girlfriend baby squirrel monkeys. taronga.org.au

5. Travel

The Sydney Opera House has plenty to do for kids this holiday season. Begin with a performance by the Monkey Baa Theater Company of Possum Magic, the beloved children’s book by Mem Fox and Julie Bivas. Watch Saltbush, an interactive show that explores the journey of two friends and their spiritual guides across the Australian landscape. Or enroll your kids in the Saltbush Dance Workshop with Gamilaroy and Mandandanji dancer Nathan Leslie. 13-22 April, Sydney Opera House. sydneyoperahouse.com

6. Climb the bridge

BridgeClimb is hosting the first-ever Easter Egg Hunt on the iconic Harbor Bridge. During the Easter school holidays, kids ages 8 and up can count fun Easter eggs and be rewarded with delicious Easter prizes. All participants will receive a reward. BridgeClimb also has a special $99 school holiday price for kids ages 8 and up. 7-23 April, Sydney Harbor Bridge. bridgeclimb.com

7. Go to Wonderland

Lewis Carroll’s absurd and highly clever classic Alice in Wonderland comes to life in the acclaimed Australian Shakespeare Company set in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Favorite curiosities include the fickle and always late White Rabbit, the pepper-obsessed Duchess and her crazy cook, the smirking Cheshire Cat, Humpty on her way to see Tweedledum and Tweedledee and her Dumpty. Meet the spirited characters. Outdoor interactive performances are fun for the whole family. 8-23 April, Pioneer Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, $25-$30. shakespeareaustralia.com.au

8. Design a poster

Powerhouse runs a variety of workshops for children and teens at three locations: Ultimo, Castle Hill and Parramatta. You can join a free record design workshop for all ages, or design a poster with illustrators Ben Brown and Paul His Curtis at Unproductive. Castle Hill offers free screen printing workshops for children ages 5 and up. In Parramatta, high school students can attend his three-day collage and animation workshop by mixed media artist Her ESSA. There are also coding, music and Lego workshops, some for the whole family. April 8-23, Powerhouse Ultimo, Parramatta, Castle Hill. Mars Museum

9. Find eggs

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Hunter Valley Wildlife Park and Mogo Wildlife Park offer free admission for children throughout April. On long weekends, the park hosts a massive Easter Egg Adventure for just $15 per child. Kids have a chance to win a variety of prizes including encounters, annual passes, dance class bundles, toy packs and lots of chocolate Easter eggs. Terms apply. featherdale.com.au

10. Watch a puppet show

Children of all ages enjoy a traditional puppet show at Castle Cove’s Puppeteria Theater. Performances include Hail the Easter Bunny, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin’s Lamp, and Gingerbread Man. puppeteria.com.au

11. Learn to code

Through Code Camp, children ages 5 to 13 can develop valuable computer skills in a series of exciting 2- to 3-day in-person or online programs. Returning is the Roblox Legends Camp where kids learn to code their own Roblox games. Other camps include Drone Camp, where kids learn to program and code drones, and her YouTube Creator Camp for budding vloggers, gamers, and content creators of her age 8-13. . A new addition is the two-day DJ Camp where kids ages 8-13 learn how to mix music. It’s your chance to create your own Minion or Lego movie by working on a fusion of storytelling, art and technology. April 10-21, various locations. codecamp.com.au

12. Shoot some hoops

Hoops Capital Academy, the Sydney Kings and Sydney Flames development program for boys and girls ages 8-17, hosts holiday camps at their new Moore Park facility. Camps are open to players of all skill levels. This camp runs over his two weeks and you have the option to attend any or all dates. Camps are a great opportunity for young Hoopers to join a supportive community and develop basketball, teamwork and resilience skills in a fun and encouraging environment. Attendees will be exposed to best practice training techniques used by Sydney Kings and Sydney Flames professionals. April 11-19, Hoops Capital East, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park. hoopscapitalacademy.com.au

13. Make a delicious burger

A grill store in New South Wales is offering a hands-on burger masterclass this school holiday. For $25 per child, youngsters will see all the secrets of Grill’d’s famous burgers, learn the “superpower” of superior nutrition, and how to make and dress up the perfect burger from bun up. And the best part – they can eat what they make. Goodies to take home include Grill’d bandanas and spatulas, certificates of achievement and more. grid.com.au

14. Be a Prankster

Up-and-coming social media stars can put their prankster skills to the test at Madame Tussauds Sydney’s Prank Playground. Guests can unleash their inner pranks on unsuspecting friends and family with a dedicated “Prank Assistant” expert. madametussauds.com/sydney

15. Watch Orders Flooded

Amazon Australia is open to the public for the first time, offering free in-person tours of its robotic fulfillment center in Western Sydney four times a week. In-person tours are available for his age 6 and up and are held four days a week at Sydney’s Kemp’s Creek Fulfillment Centre. Visitors can go behind the scenes to see how orders are stored, see more than 2000 robotic drives in action, and watch Amazon order pick, pack, and You can meet the employees who are helping with shipping. amazontours.com/au/onsite

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